All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.